Aviation Workers Plan Strike Over Minimum Wage.

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Due to the Federal Government’s unwillingness to release the reviewed condition of service that was negotiated more than seven years ago, aviation workers’ unions have threatened to stop providing their services.

Other complaints include the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s employees not receiving arrears and consequential adjustments for the National Minimum Wage since 2019.

The union also objected to the proposed demolition of aviation agency buildings in Lagos to make way for a Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation,-initiated project for an airport city.

The secretaries general of five aviation unions—National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, and International Civil Aviation Organization—signed a notice of a two-day warning strike.

In the latest strike notice, the unions said they had directed their members to comply with the directive, adding that all state councils, branches, and executives had been mandated to enforce the directive.

Copies of the notice of the warning strike have been sent to the Airport Command of the Nigerian Police Force, Airport Commandants of the Nigerian Air Force, Department of State Services, chief executive officers of aviation agencies, and foreign airlines.

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